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COVID Cases Steadily Increasing, M.O.H.W. Issues Warning

COVID-19 cases are once again on the rise. One hundred and seventeen new cases of COVID-19 infections were identified over the last four days, bringing the total number of active [...]

G.O.B. Gives Tour and Tender Operators $1.5M in Fuel Subsidy

They’ve been clamoring for months for some type of relief in the price they have to pay for fuel to run their businesses. Similar to what it has done for [...]

Tour Guides Should Not Sell Tours, Hence, They Don’t Qualify

The initiative came on stream two weeks ago, but many tour operators have not applied for the assistance. Hence, the B.T.B. has put out the notification to encourage those with [...]

Tourism Still Rebounding Well but with Slow Points

While Belize continues to rebound following the onslaught of COVID-19 on our economy, it has required skillful planning to get things back to where they were before the pandemic wreaked [...]

Amendment to Fisheries Regulations Causes Stir among Fisher-folks

The Department of Fisheries has updated the Fisheries Regulations ahead of the 2022 season, and a community of fishermen is not happy about the changes. Those amendments which took effect [...]

Department of Fisheries Says Fisher-folks were Consulted on Amendments

Fisher-folks contend that the Department of Fisheries has not provided proper consultations on the changes. These fisher-folks are now requesting a meeting with the Minister of Blue Economy, to ventilate [...]

Supreme Court Decides Against Striking Out Re-districting Case

The Belize Peace Movement held another press conference today to provide an update on a recent decision by Acting Chief Justice Michelle Arana not to strike out the re-districting case [...]

The Court’s Decisions Should be Progressive

According attorney Arthur Saldivar, who is representing the Belize Peace Movement in this matter, decisions rendered by the court should be progressive.  In the context of the pending re-districting, issues [...]

New Appeal Judge Sworn In

A new judge for the Court of Appeal has been sworn in. Governor General, Dame Froyla Tzalam today swore in Justice Arif Bulkan during a virtual ceremony. The Governor-General commented at [...]

Ten Percent Reinstatement Doesn’t Mean Retroactive Payment

Teachers and public officers are no doubt patiently waiting for July first so they can see the reinstatement of the ten percent they had lost on 2021 in the midst [...]

Various Activities Happening to Mark Teachers’ Week

It’s Teachers’ Week and in tandem with that observance is a list of activities around the country to highlight teachers’ efforts. Thursday is set aside as Teachers’ Day and on [...]

Highlighting K.H.M.H. Nurses on Nurses Week

The Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital is staffed with one hundred and seventy nurses. On each shift, five nurses are assigned to each of the thirteen units that make up the [...]

$114K for the Philip Goldson Highway & Remate Bypass Upgrading Project

Today, at the Mameyal Curve on the Philip Goldson Highway, ground was officially broken to signal the upgrade of the highway from mile twenty-four in Biscayne to the Santa Elena [...]

Highway Rehabilitation Project Begun under Previous Administration

Today, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Housing Julius Espat confirmed that the rehabilitation of the Philip Goldson Highway and the Remate Bypass was a project that began under the previous [...]

Infrastructure Minister on Upcoming Road Projects

While groundbreaking took place today for the Philip Goldson Highway, Minister Julius Espat says that there are already discussions about other road projects, including the upgrade of the George Price [...]

One More Year to Go with Upgrade of Coastal Road

The upgrade of the Coastal Highway has been a little tricky. Also inherited from the previous administration, works are approximately seventy percent done. It is estimated to be fully completed [...]

Swing Bridge & BelCan Bridge Need to be Replaced

If you commute to and from Belize City via the Philip Goldson Highway, you would notice that construction of the new Haulover Bridge is already underway. Today, the Minister of [...]

Will G.O.B. Meet 10,000 House Promise?

Will G.O.B. meet the ten thousand-house threshold that they promised to the Belizean people? Minister of Housing Julius Espat says the simple answer is not in a five-year term. About [...]

C.B.D. Hold Fifty Second Annual Meeting in Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos Islands are hosting the Fifty-Second Annual Meeting of the Caribbean Development Bank, of which Belize is a borrowing member. The meeting is described as the single [...]

C.D.B.’s Annual Meeting to Address Climate and Resilience Issues Across the Region

At the top of the agenda for this year’s meeting are climate change and sustainability. Dr. Hyginus Leon, President of the Caribbean Development Bank, explained the importance of measurement in [...]

Village Council Elections 2022 Are Here

Village council elections are set to get underway in the weeks ahead and preparations have been made by all stakeholders, including the Elections and Boundaries Department, as well as both [...]

Crique Jute Village Gets New Potable Water System

Crique Jute Village in the Toledo District has a new water system. The new system was officially opened on Monday and consists of two water tanks, and where wells once [...]

Mullins River Village Resident Loses Life in Humming Bird Highway R.T.A.

A road traffic accident claimed the life of a woman on the Hummingbird Highway. The deceased, identified as sixty-four-year-old Bernalda Pinelo, a resident of Mullins River Village in the Stann [...]

Remembering Leonora Patnett; Dead at 108

On Monday, we announced the passing of Leonora Patnett who was, up until yesterday, Belize’s oldest woman. For the past six years, we have been covering the celebration of her [...]